"This is where legends are born."
"History is written in matches like this."
"Hate, spite, and respect."
Those are just some of the quotes floating around the Alamo City Battle locker room as the club prepares for the first leg of the BSL Classic against heated rivals, the CD Gunners. The history between the two clubs is well known. It is written all over the record books of both clubs, and the league. If you were to just glance at the stat line of the overall historical record you'd see a pretty even match up. Don't tell Alamo City it's even though.
"Heavens no this thing isn't even, they're up on us. Results are hard to come by in this rivalry. Add them up and you'll see they're up 9-6 on points. They've also outscored us by two goals overall, and they lifted the cup each year as well. However, we do own the biggest win in the rivalry, and that's what makes this a classic."
Alamo City management is referring to the inaugural BSL Cup Title Match that saw (then) Montgomery County shut out Capital District to win the first ever BSL Cup Title. Tossing that bit of information into the equation and all of a sudden it looks like maybe Alamo City really does have the upper hand in this derby. You won't find any of the players, technical staff, or management thinking that way though. "Yes, our one win in this derby is by far the biggest win not only in the rivalry, but in our club's history. It doesn't change the fact though that it is our one win, in all of this. Our goal is to do more than just erase that figure. By the end of this season we look to have taken complete control of this derby."
For the first leg of the BSL Classic, Alamo City has filed the following lineup with the league:
SUBS: McLoughlin - Lekic - Galindo
RES: Rimando - Kamara